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New Year, New Office!

This year, more than ever, most of us are eager to leave the last 12 months in the rearview mirror and throw ourselves full  steam ahead into the fresh start of a promising new year. But remember, hindsight is 2020, and as crazy as the past year has been, it is sure to hold some valuable lessons that could light …

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Support a Neighbor: Buy Local

The best gift we can give our neighbors this holiday season is our support by buying local. As we enter the gift-giving season, keeping our shopping dollars in our own community can make a substantial difference in helping to save small businesses and startups from the ravaging economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It might surprise you to know that …

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COVID-19’s Effect on Site Selection

This year has changed the way we do almost everything. We don’t yet know how long the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to demand safety protocols that were simply unheard of in our country just nine months ago. In the meantime, we are seeing a trend away from density in some areas and industries, with companies taking a fresh look at …

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Quality Time: A Love Language We Can Help You with in Fairview, Texas

A few years ago, my wife, Kimbra, and I read the book “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman, who is a counselor as well as an author. It was an exciting and rewarding read. I discovered that my love language is touch and Kimbra’s is … well, everything but touch. That explained a lot.  Anyway, I’d love to share about all …

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Episode 9: Bill Baxter

Bill Baxter is a master at finding smart, efficient and economical solutions for businesses — including his own. When Bill was ready to leave the corporate world back in 2001 to put his technology expertise to work for clients of his own, he found Fairview, Texas to be a fitting location for his small business, Baxter I.T. His thriving company’s clientele spans the DFW …

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Episode 8: Katherine Ponder

The growth of Fairview, Texas is resulting in a richer community, says Katherine Ponder. She has witnessed this first-hand: Katherine and her husband have made Fairview their home since a wrong turn literally led them here in 1999. They became early residents of the Oakwood Estates neighborhood, where they still reside and have raised their two children, who have thrived in the Lovejoy …

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Episode 7: Paul Hendricks

Meet Fairview, Texas resident Paul Hendricks, featured guest of “Getting Neighborly” Episode 7. Paul is the founder and president of the Veterans Center of North Texas, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that helps more than 1,000 veterans a year locate the benefits and services they and their families need to be successful and productive members of their community. A Vietnam veteran who flew B-52s in …

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Episode 6: Trisha Cunningham

Trisha Cunningham, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), is our guest for Episode 6. NTFB is one of the largest food acquisition and distribution organizations in the United States. Prior to her role at the Food Bank, Trisha’s distinguished 30-year career at Texas Instruments included such leadership positions as director of Worldwide Company Communications and Chief Citizenship Officer. …

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Episode 5: John Adler

Episode 5 of “Getting Neighborly” features Fairview, Texas resident John Adler, co-founder and CEO of Call Control, a crowd-sourced solution that blocks millions of robocalls and scams worldwide, allowing consumers to personalize the calls they receive. John’s extensive information technology experience has ranged from multinational companies to startups. Not long after moving with his family to Fairview in 2001, John founded a …

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Episode 4: Henry Lessner

In Episode 4 of “Getting Neighborly,” you’ll get to know Mayor Henry Lessner, a 30-year resident of Fairview, Texas, who has served his community as a Town Council member and mayor pro tem as well as through his work with his church, local schools, Allen Community Outreach, the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus and the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce, among other organizations. Mayor Lessner’s …